Wild Georgia / / OP
From the Mtirala National Park Area, Adjara Region, Georgia.
Quite a rarity of a tea, and a joy to be offering you...This wild grown Georgian Black Tea! It has beautiful large, dark greyish and charcoal toned leaves, that are broadly curled and twisted with some tips. Deep bronze colour to the cup with a most unique sweet bready aroma. Full bodied to taste, complex fruity and floral flavours with hints of spice.
This tea has been plucked in the summer of 2018 from uncultivated wild growth tea bushes in the southwest region of Adjara within the protected Mtirala national park area, an area of outstanding natural beauty sitting upon volcanic sedimentary rocks of the 'Naghvarevi Pack'. It weathers a coastal climate being close to the Black Sea and receives heavy rainfall making it one of the wettest places in the country, with a mix of subtropical plants, flora and fauna. Providing a special taste and aroma from this unique terrior.
Tea production in Georgia was evident in the early 1900s mainly in the countries subtropical western regions, by the 1920s Georgia supplied the Soviet Union, on its collapse, so did Georgia's tea industry. And yet significant efforts has been made by several parties including Chinese and European projects to re-estabilish Georgian Tea. Many of these wild tea bushes that are searched out are from old abandoned plantation sites. And its these old plantations and new sites alike, small projects and local growers are successfully reinventing. The Georgian Tea Industry is only on the up!
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)
Water 90-100*c / 300ml
Brew time 2- 3 minutes
Reinfuse leaves to personal taste
*Recommended without milk